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Vera Mae Huff KeyJanuary 1, 1936 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 81)
If when you give the best of your service,
Telling the world that the Savior is come;
Be not dismayed when men don't believe you;
He understands; and say, "Well done."
Oh when I come to the end of my journey,
Weary of life and the battle is won;
Carrying the staff and the cross of redemption,
He'll understand and say, "Well done."
Sister Vera Mae Huff Key was born on Thursday, January 1, 1936 in Houston County, Alabama to William Sr., and Annie Mae Carpenter Huff.
Sister Key was raised in a Christian home and received her formal education through the Houston County School System of Alabama. She was a Presser Operator for Bishops and Nifty Cleaners for over 60 years; in addition to being a domestic worker for several families which she thoroughly enjoyed.
In 1973, she became a member of United Holiness Church under founders, Overseer Aaron Snipes, Sr., and Evangelist B. Snipes. After Third United Holiness Church was founded in Graceville, she became a member, where she served until her death. Sister Key served in various church auxiliaries, including but not limited to: Sunday School Teacher, Church Mother, and mainly the Church Hospitality (Kitchen) Committee.
From a young age, Sister Key was always a high energy person, who loved fashion. She prided herself in her dress attire at all times, “fashionista”-she was known. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Elex Key; later in life she married, Mr. Charlie Young both of whom preceded her in death.
She was known for her giving spirit, her generosity toward others, taking in and feeding anyone who was hungry or just needed a good ole’ down home meal. She loved socializing, she enjoyed people, fishing and taking care of others. She had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. Her greatest love was her family, and she was very articulate in letting them know how great that love was.
Sister Key was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Elex Key and Charlie Young respectively; sisters and brothers Ollie, Verna, Hazel, William Jr., Edward, Sherman, Wallace, Mathis, Dozell and Lewis; a son, Kenneth Key and a grandson, Steven Key.
At the age 81 young, Sister Key went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
She is survived by her children: Patricia Dickson, Cynthia (James) Farmer, Dennis Key and Robert (Katina) Thompkins; grandchildren: Tabatha (Terry), Melvin, Perry (ShaRhonda), Javis, Derek, Adrian, Erica, Dominique, Joshua, Klya, Justin, Derris, Devin, Essence, Melissa, Travis, Jamira, Dshua, Latavis and Kayla; great grandchildren: Paris, Tybria, Tyreese, Zakia, DaeShon, Taylor and Nariah; great-great grand: Nevaeh; she also raised and nurtured: Sherman Curry III, Bryan Curry and Jeffery Curry; siblings: Christine Hightower, Mary Adams, Willis Lee Huff, Elder Eugene Huff (Elnora) and Willie Frank Huff; a aunt: Rosa Lee Carpenter; godsons: Elder Harry Lawrence and Kenneth Leonard; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.